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Council Directive 88/388/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to flavourings for use in foodstuffs and to source materials for their production.

Type of law

This Directive shall apply to 'flavourings' used or intended for use in or on foodstuffs to impart odour or taste, and to source materials used for the production of flavourings. Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that flavourings may not be marketed or used if they do not comply with the rules laid down in this Directive. Under Annex I are set the maximum limits for certain substances obtained from flavourings and other food ingredients with flavouring properties present in foodstuffs as consumed in which flavourings have been used.
Date of text
Serial Imprint
CELEX-EUR Official Journal L 184, 15 July 1988, pp. 61-66.
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Legislation status
in force
Legislation Amendment